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Food Gift Ideas for Everyone on Your List

Food Gift Ideas for Everyone on Your List

There’s always one person on your list who is the worst to buy for—they either already have everything or are so picky they return everything you buy. If that sounds familiar, consider giving them the gift of food this holiday season.

While making homemade food gifts adds a personal touch, not everyone has the time—or the baking skills—to make everything from scratch. Use your AAA membership this holiday season to save up to 25 percent on food gifts with our partners, 1-800-Flowers Family of Brands, Landry’s Kitchen, and more. 

Below, you’ll find a few of our favorite food gift ideas to help you find the perfect gift for everyone on your list.

For the Sweet Tooth

A box of buttercream cookies from Cheryl’s makes a great food gift idea.

No matter the occasion, everyone appreciates a box of delicious buttercream cookies from Cheryl’s. Each individually wrapped cookie melts in your mouth and will surely bring a smile to everyone’s face. Get a holiday-themed box of cookies for the office, or send a friend a box of their classic designs.

For the Chocoholic

A box of candy from Simply Chocolate makes a great food gift idea.

Some people prefer chocolate for their sugar fix, and Simply Chocolate has every type of chocolate to satisfy their palate. Their gift boxes have everything from truffles to candy bars, so you’ll find the perfect gift for every kind of chocolate lover.

For the Tea Lover

The Tea for You Market Box Sending Sunshine from 1-800-Baskets makes a great food gift idea.

1-800-Baskets has the teetotalers in your life covered. The Tea for You Market Box Sending Sunshine includes everything a tea lover needs, including an infuser, shortbread cookies, several types of tea, plus honey and biscotti. It makes a perfect Mother’s Day gift!

For Breakfast Fans

Pastries from Wolferman’s Bakery makes a great food gift idea.

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and Wolferman’s Bakery has the perfect baked goods to start the day right. Get the breakfast fans in your life a basket of English muffins, coffee cake or an entire sweet and savory brunch in a box. 

For the Fruit-Obsessed

A dozen chocolate-covered strawberries from Fruit Bouquets make a great food gift idea.

Flower bouquets are stunning, but they can make people sneeze. Get them a fruit basket from Fruit Bouquets instead! It looks just as colorful and gorgeous as a flower bouquet, and they get to eat it. Choose from chocolate-covered strawberries or a delicious blend of pineapple, melon and more.

For the Grillmaster

The summer grilling box from Harry & David makes a great food gift idea.

It may be cold outside, but that doesn’t mean you can’t prepare for summer staycations and cookouts! The grillmaster in your life will love unwrapping this summer grilling box of sauces and spice rubs from Harry & David. Perfect for Dad on Father’s Day!

For Movie Buffs

Individual serving bags of popcorn from The Popcorn Factory in a decorative tin makes a great food gift idea.

There’s something about splurging on movie tickets and a bucket of popcorn. But you can’t beat a movie night at home with the family. Get the movie lover in your life a popcorn gift basket from The Popcorn Factory—they’ve got everything from a 6.5 gallon of three flavors to bags of popcorn with a tin with your favorite team logo.

For Berry Enthusiasts

A dozen dark chocolate-covered strawberries from Shari’s Berries make a great food gift idea.

Chocolate-covered strawberries from Shari’s Berries look stunning, and they taste even better. Opt for a box of classic dark chocolate strawberries or fancy dipped strawberries with bits of toffee and chocolate chips for added flavor.

For Pescetarians

MSC Wild Copper River King Salmon from Vital Choice makes a great food gift idea.

Fresh fish can be hard to buy, especially if you aren’t living on a coast. Send your pescetarian friends and family (and maybe yourself) a box of MSC Wild Copper River King Salmon or any other great seafood options from Vital Choice. Choose a count and portion size to customize the gift for the recipient and get ready to hear how delicious their meal was.

For People Who Don’t Have Time To Cook

The holidays are hectic, filled with parties and other events that can eat into your time to make a home-cooked meal. For the people on your list who are always on the go, consider sending them a meal from Landry’s Kitchen this holiday season. You’ll save 10 percent on your purchase with your AAA membership, and they’ll get a delicious hot meal they didn’t have to cook or leave the house for. 

Save on food gift ideas with your AAA membership.

Why Food Makes a Great Gift

Food makes an excellent gift any time of year. Whether homemade or purchased, a food gift will delight anyone for a few reasons:

  • Everyone eats. We all need it to survive, but food gifts often consist of comfort food or luxuries we wouldn’t usually buy or make for ourselves. Unlike a knickknack or other gifts, you know it won’t sit on a shelf getting dusty or be regifted next year.
  • They’re fun to share. Sure, you bought or made the gift for one person, but they’ll most likely share it with their families (unless they want to hide it and save it all for themselves, which is fine, too!).
  • They’re convenient. No running around to every store in town to find the perfect gift when you give food. You either stop at the grocery store for ingredients or order online. 
  • They’re versatile and personal. Food gifts are more personal than a gift card but still have broad appeal. They’re perfect for people you don't know much about but appreciate, like your mail carrier or hairdresser, and your closest friends who look forward to your secret-recipe shortbread every holiday.
  • They’re affordable. Gift-giving doesn’t have to break the bank, and the affordability of giving food is why giving food as a gift is often a popular holiday shopping tip. 

Save on Gifts This Holiday Season With Your AAA Membership

This holiday season, save on all your gifts by shopping with our Discounts & Rewards® program partners. Save on everything from food gift ideas to electronics to tickets. You can even use it to save on shipping presents with UPS.